Cultivating engaged global citizens through innovative interdisciplinary programs and diverse community partnerships

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies is the college of the 21st century. We provide the university and local community with experiences, expertise and programming that deepens our understanding of the world and equips us to address the complex issues of the future. We do this through our innovative curriculum by providing students with high-impact learning experiences like service-learning projects, study abroad opportunities, internships, living and learning communities and intensive writing and research opportunities.

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Take One Small Step with WGVU and StoryCorps

WGVU and their valued partners: Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse; Kaufman Interfaith Institute; Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies; Seeds of Promise; and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation as well as StoryCorps invite you to participate in One Small Step!

Created by StoryCorps, One Small Step is an effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us, even those with whom we disagree. The initiative brings strangers with different political beliefs together for a 50-minute conversation—not to debate politics—but to get to know each other as people. 

WGVU is one of just seven stations selected nationally to host One Small Step in 2024. With participant permission, these conversations will be preserved for future generations at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

We invite you to meet someone new.

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Introducing: Brooks Books

Did you know our faculty/staff here at Brooks College have an extensive catalog of published work?

Check out Brooks Books! 

Are you a Brooks College faculty/staff member with a book you would like to add to our Brooks Books page?

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Gen Z Voices: If We Were President

November 21, 2024 6:00 PM

Student Scholars Day

April 9, 2025 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Brooks College Faculty & Staff: Have an event coming up? Make sure it is on our calendar!

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Virtual Event Archive

Did you miss a virtual event, or just want to review or share the recording?  GVSU faculty, staff, and students can log in with their GVSU credentials to view the archive!

Virtual Event Archive

Featured Event: Robin Wall Kimmerer "What Does The Earth Ask Of Us?"

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and GVSU proudly welcomed Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, national best selling author of the book Braiding Sweetgrass, On November 8, 2023.

GVSU faculty, staff, and students can access the recording from this powerful and memorable event by visiting our virtual event archive.*

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or issues accessing the recording.

Robin Wall Kimmerer "What does the Earth Ask of Us?" Recording

*The virtual archive is password protected and requires GVSU log-in credentials.


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